S/V Elusive said:
Sean - You are now looking to buy a boat ...again? What about your land yacht? If you are buying
a boat, what will you consider differently than when you bought your last one? And, since I don't wish to hijack this thread, Sean, can you start a new thread to answer?
This is indeed a surprise to me as well.
We are comfortable in the land boat, but had a good long talk about what we want to do for the part of our lives that comes between now and when we can no longer walk or whatever.
Cruising is still the answer. Europe
, Central America
, Pacific Islands, visit Wheels, etc...
We will keep the land boat (and possibly store it at a friends when not in use) and continue to live and work in Maine
. There are work-related complexities I can get into once I have the boat back up here in Maine
. I don't want to publicize them at this very moment, but they are one reason for buying
the boat now.
The things that weren't right about our last boat were the following:
1) We couldn't (or shouldn't have) afforded it. It was too expensive of a boat.
2) My wife mentioned that the running rigging
was too difficult for her to singlehand (she is only about 100 lbs). Doing the genoa sheets
was too much for her. She wants to be able to singlehand the next one.
Other than that... great boat!
Since we are starting fresh and looking for a smaller boat to actually cruise
in once our work period in Maine is over, the cats came to mind.
That's about it, really.